- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1867 Madison Wisconsin Map. Our museum quality maps are archival grade, which means it will look great and last without fading for over 100 years. Our print to order maps are made in the USA and each map is inspected for quality. This beautiful artwork is a perfect addition to your themed decor. Vintage maps look great in the home, study or office. They make a perfect gift as well.
- MUSEUM QUALITY: This high quality map print will be a great addition to your vintage-themed wall. Don't waste money on cheap-looking, thin paper posters. We use thick, fine art print quality matte paper. Our professional’s choice matte paper displays artwork in high detail without glare. The color is vibrant and the text is easy to read. When framed, this map looks absolutely stunning.
- A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of the Map of Madison Wisconsin Wall Art. This print is from an original found in the maps and geography division of the US Library of Congress. A true piece of history. See our product description section for more fascinating information about this historic map and its significance.
- READY TO FRAME: This print includes a 0.2 inch border for a perfect frame fit and look. Our maps are designed to fit easy-to-find standard frame sizes, saving you money from having to pay for a custom frame. Each map is inspected for quality and shipped in a rigid tube.
- HISTORIX: We love history and art. Sometimes old maps have tears, folds, separations and other blemishes. We digitally restore and enhance maps while keeping its historical character. All our maps are proudly made in the USA. Customers all over the world love our vintage maps and we know you will too.
Produced by prominent and prolific American lithographer and mapmaker Albert Ruger, this detailed depiction of Madison, WI shows it in a period of significant growth and transformation. Ruger was a pioneering artist and one of the earliest producers of birds eye perspectives, which bear a unique aesthetic and are immediately recognizable. These depictions were popular from the latter portion of the late nineteenth century until the 1920s. They served as civic marketing tools, noting prominent businesses and local features to attract industrialists and workers alike. Merchants and residents would also display them in a show of civic pride. Ruger’s illustrations are included in the Smithsonian archives as well as the Library of Congress, and his work set the standard for perspectives.
Madison was the last stop for Union forces heading south during the Civil War and became a critical army center for the Union. Published two years following the conclusion of the Civil War, this depiction shows Madison in a time of expansion. As the railroad’s increased access, Madison was transforming from a small town, and its population had grown to nearly ten thousand. As Northern European immigrants settled in the region, many neighborhoods and communities were established along cultural lines that still exist to this day.
Madison’s geographical location made it the ideal city to be established as the state capital in 1836. Between the larger industrial Milwaukee in the East and the rich mining regions in the West, Madison quickly became a cultural center for all of Wisconsin.
Our museum quality giclee print comes printed with archival ink on premium heavyweight matte paper. Shipped in a sturdy cardboard tube your print will arrive ready to be framed. This eye-catching vintage map reproduction print makes the perfect gift for anyone that loves history and imagery.